A Scam Email with the Subject "REFUND OF EXCESS DUTY." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:57:39 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr.Abdullahi Dikkoinde"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Dr. Abdullahi Dikkoinde, based on the highly esteemed recommendation made about your company reputation by the international trade commission affiliate to the Nigeria Chambers of Commerce, who guaranteed your reliability and trust worthiness in business dealing, I therefore decided to propose to you all this lucrative deal, which requires an urgent assistance for mutual beneficial relationship among ourselves.
I am the Area Controller of Customs with the Nigerian Board of Customs and Excise in charge of Zone "B" Western Headquarter, Tin Can Island,. However, after due consideration of your Company's reputation, as a matter of fact, I have no reason to doubt your transparent honesty and creditability hence I make this business proposal to you. Please treat with utmost confidentiality.
My proposal is this, my department made a wonderful revenue yield in the quarters of 2012/2013 that exceeded our budget target of US$480,000,000.00 (Four Hundred and Eight Million United state's Dollars) the actual amount realized is US$850,500,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). Having an excess of US$370,000,000.00 (Three Hundred and seventy Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). This success was possible due to the aggressive revenue strategies we employed in dealing with smugglers, exporters and importers alike. At the end of this quarter, as officer in charge of revenue, we declared only US$600,000,000.00 (Six Hundred Million United States Dollars) have since been paid into the government account as accumulated revenue for this quarter leaving behind US$250,000,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million United States Dollars) which we have statutory set aside for refund to these importers and exporters who w!!
ere charged excess duties.
Now, what I want you to do is to send an application for claim, for a refund of excess import duty of US$85,500,000.00 (Eighty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) and also enclose detail of your bank account where this fund will be remitted.
It will be in disguise that your company was charged excess import duty by my office so to this effect my office will respond swiftly to your request and complete the refund process within fourteen days (2weeks) .The funds have been deposited already in a security volt company in Europe where you shall visit after good understand as the beneficiary with all claim documents in your favor.
The ratio of disbursement is as follows:
The account owner (you) will have 30% of the total amount remitted, 10% will be set as for the expenses incurred during the transaction,
while 60% will be for me and my colleagues. Please, let me know your interest immediately through my private tel/fax number to enable me
furnish you with more information and also a sample of the Refund Application Form which you will retype with your company letter head
paper for the refund of excess import duty to you as soon as I hear from you.
NOTE: This transaction is smooth and secured, as all arrangement have been well organized. Finally, do always remember the confidentiality
and urgency, which this transaction requires, while I expect your urgent response to this request.
Your Full Name: ______________________________
Your Complete Address (Physical Address with Zip Code not
P.O.BOX) : ______________________________
Name of City of Residence:_______________________________
Direct Telephone Number:
Dr. Abdullahi Dikkoinde
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